Carissa

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Introduction Carissa is a happy, grateful, sometimes funny and often times tired mother of four (three living) shuttling a minivan around the Chicago suburbs and clinging to just enough irreverence to stay sane. Once a upon a time she graduated from Miami University (yes, in Ohio) and spent several years working in advertising on the East Coast. These days she can be found in the school car pool line or blogging at either Carissak.com or the Huffington Post where she shares "stories that reveal gratitude in the mess of everyday life." In addition to The Huffington Post, her work has also been featured on LeanIn.org and is a part of the upcoming book "Three Minus One" by She Writes Press and associated with the film, "Return to Zero". The book will be released in the spring of 2014. She feels strongly about creating both silly and elaborate adventures for her family, food allergies, perinatal loss, and trying to be mindful of the moments she is given with her husband and darling young maniacs/children as she lives an evolving version of happily ever after. Thanks for reading!